National Fistball League resumes

12 March 2019 | Sports

The first round of fixtures in the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League will officially commence this coming weekend at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) fields in Windhoek.

The matches are scheduled from 08:30 on Saturday.

Current champions Cohen Fistball Club 1 (CFC 1), who did not lose a game in the past 10 months, have been identified as the tournament favourites going into this weekend's fixtures.

A total of eight teams, divided into two groups, will compete for top honours.

Group A will consist of CFC 1, 2 and 4, as well as the hosts SKW 2. It remains to be seen which team will challenge the reigning champions in Group A and fireworks are expected. As a result, this group will be one to watch.

SKW 1, CFC 3, Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC) and Deutscher Turn- und Sportverein (DTS) will contest for the bragging rights in Group B. SKW 1 is expected to finish top of the group after the preliminary round.

CFC 3, who won the opening tournament last month after displaying top-class fist ball, hope to take that momentum along to qualify for the semi-finals.

After the semis and finals fixtures, the first round of the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League will conclude with an announcement of the selected list of players who have made it into the Namibian national squad.

The team will represent Namibia at the upcoming world champs, set to take place in Winterthur, Switzerland in August.

The Namibian team will face Denmark, Netherlands, Japan and Australia in the preliminary round.

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